By seizing Sanaa and its security apparatus, the Iran-linked Houthis have imposed a new political reality in Yemen. But to secure their influence, they will eventually need to seek accommodation with Saudi Arabia.
In many respects, the war of narratives underway in Libya is a mirror of the polarization that is underway in the Gulf itself and in the broader Arab world.
Accepting the Egyptian crackdown on civil society with only a token fuss might seem like a small price to pay for maintaining cordial relations with a stable, relatively friendly government in a region roiled by instability and conflict. This would be a serious mistake.
The Arab Spring–driven 2011 constitutional reforms may be changing Morocco’s political system more than anticipated. Namely, it has allowed Morocco’s governing Islamist party to increase the palace’s political accountability.
The current turmoil in Egypt has cast shadows on the potential for Islamist integration as well as the regime’s ability to achieve political stability.
Empowering local partners on the ground is going to be a long-term challenge.
Hostages have become a key tool of both propaganda and war for the Islamic State. However, the global response is failing to curb this terrorist strategy.
Egypt has witnessed a tidal wave of conservative nationalism since June 30 that cuts across regime discourse on local politics, the economy, and foreign relations.
Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.
In the absence of parliament, the Sisi government is laying the foundation for officials to act with sweeping powers—and little accountability.